Monday, May 21, 2012

Teacher Appreciation with

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Today, I made a teacher appreciation project. Most of you know that I have homeschooled my kids for the past 13 years. If you think you are under appreciated as a stay-at-home mom, or as a teacher, imagine having the double whammy if being BOTH! I always joke that I never get a teacher gift, and sometimes, I am not really joking! I know how important our childrens' teachers are! Teachers, whether in traditional school settings, Sunday school, coaching, or homeschooling, deserve our respect and admiration. Take time today to thank the teachers in your child's life!

I have made a card with a matching gift card holder. Gift cards to a favorite coffee shop, book store, or salon are much appreciated by busy teachers! Why not make a cute holder in which to present the gift card?

I used the Webster's Pages Game On 6x6 Collection papers for my project. I enjoy the petite collections from Webster's Pages as they are perfect for card making!

I created a standard 5.5 x 4.25 inch card out of cardstock from American Crafts. I jazzed up the front of the card with a bunch of Spellbinders circles cut from the Webster's Pages paper and cardstock.

I stamped the image (My Favorite Things) and colored it with Copic alcohol markers. I paper pieced the teacher's blouse and then fussy cut the entire image. To add some extra dimension, I used foam tape to pop the image up a bit.

I created the matching gift card holder by die cutting a Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Pocket Envelope die cut shape from cardstock.

The die cut shape comes with the envelope and two closure circles. You simply fold and adhere the envelope together and place two mini brads through the closure circles. Keep the envelope closed with a bit of twine or string.

The envelope is the perfect size to hold a standard sized gift card!

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Thanks for visiting!
Cardstock: American Crafts kraft, brown; Copic Xpress It white
Designer paper: Webster's Pages Game On
Stamps: My Favorite Things Teacher's Pet
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Clearsnap Colorbox Graphic 45 Decades Antiquing Ink Dark Cashmere; Copic Markers
Die Cuts: Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Pocket Envelope; Spellbinders Standard Circles Large, Standard Circles Small, Labels Twenty-five
Adhesives: Scotch 3M tape; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares


  1. The teacher's gift projects are so nice! You should keep them for yourself (tee-hee) and include a gift card to your favorite store!!
    Seriously, the projects are fabulous!

  2. I think you should mail the teacher appreciation card to yourself. It will make you feel better. Include a gift card for a mani/pedi. That will make you feel even better! LOL

    Seriously, such a pretty project, and I'm loving that gift card envelope. First time I've seen it used, and I think it's fantastic!

  3. Gorgeous Gloria and I'm with everybody else. Give it to yourself!

  4. Beautiful project, Gloria. Your work is amazing!

  5. perhaps if you let your children "play" in your crafty stuff you would get one?? LOL

    fab card and giftcard holder :)

    ok i have to say this as my tongue is starting to bled...... "off with her head!!" LOL

  6. Thank you for this gorgeous creation..I love your projects...bravo and continued your beautiful work! Merci beaucoup, c'est magnifique!

  7. Love your projects, just found you and looking forward to being inspired by you.